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Connect Updates (10 Jul 2012)

Created: 10 Jul 2012 • Updated: 12 Jun 2014 • 4 comments • Page Views: 89
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User Facing: Desktop

  • Added a blue tint to the most recent comment in a thread. This should make it easy to find the newest post in a long list of threaded comments.
  • Added a "Jump to latest comment" link to the bottom of forum posts to give users quick access to the newest comment in a discussion thread.
  • Modified notifications emails to properly link to a comment that's buried in several pages of comments.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing forum posts to be tagged with more than one product when the post was created by promoting a comment in a thread to a free-standing discussion.
  • Reworked the formatting of the "User Group List" on each user's profile page to be hierarchical to represent the subgroups that a user belongs to.
  • Modified group home pages to display an "Email Group Members" link to users with permission (Group Admins) to Email group members.
  • Modified theme code to suppress the phrase, "I need a solution" from forum posts in activity feeds, tooltips, and search results.
  • Fixed the display of "share" buttons to be positioned before the video screen on video nodes.
  • Modified the helper link to "More information about formatting" open in a new window. (Users who clicked this link while composing a post lost their work when the help screen replaced their submission form.)
  • Addressed an issue in the Rewards catalog that surfaced when users attempted to order an item with a value greater than 1,000 points.
  • Resolved an issue with broken voting widgets.
  • Reduced the padding on tables used in posts.

User Facing: Mobile

  • Addressed an issue where items posted to groups were not saving their group affiliation properly.
  • Addressed an issue where items posted to groups were not saving their public/private state properly.

Performance Wins

  • Add rel="nofollow" to the "mobile" link in the desktop theme's footer to keep web crawlers from indexing the mobile version of Connect pages (which are identical to the desktop version of pages -- with the exception of the user interface).
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Marianne's picture

Thanks for constantly improving Connect experience!

Changes to Connect Moblile seems to sort once again by date/time POSTED and no longer by Last Updated?

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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Kevin's picture

Thanks Marianne,

I'll have the developers take a look at sort order on mobile and see what's up.

Kevin

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CRZ's picture

Added a blue tint to the most recent comment in a thread. This should make it easy to find the newest post in a long list of threaded comments.

After experiencing this feature for a few days, I would like to offer that this doesn't seem very useful - 90% of the time that's the bottom post in the thread.  I have no idea what purpose is served by changing the colour of the last post in the thread. 

I'm more interested in where the "#new" link takes me and it MIGHT be more helpful to tint that post instead, if it's possible.  (Ultimately, though, I don't think I need the tint at all, so feel free to ignore this suggestion and work on this one instead wink )


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The blue tint and "Jump to latest comment"  is extremely useful in a case like this very lengthy discussion where I have responded to the 'hijacker's' last post:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/una...

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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